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No, you aren't missing something. There is no point at all in converting images to CMYK, and several good reasons NOT to. Converting images to flattened CMYK tiff is an old QuarkXpress workflow that is a complete waste of time today, especially with InDesign. What is a good idea is to size images in Photoshop before final output, to reduce file size and for ...


This seems to work: Install the open source indesign alternative Scribus, Mac and Windows (there's also an official portable version for Windows on sourceforge that doesn't require installation). WARNING: its interface is very confusing... But, it's free and does this particular job, there's only one simple thing we need to use it for. Open it up, go to ...


First you need to prepare your file to the necessary size and evaluate the effective dpi. Then you can take one fragment (A4 or Letterhead size) and print that on the equipment you will be using as a test. I don't see any other way to understand how it will look when printed.


You are ahead of the curve here. There is a lot of confusion about when a designer should change color modes. It is simple: Never (or as late as possible) is the best choice. Printers who want it done for them are working in bad-faith. To put it bluntly, those who advise "view the art in the same mode in which it will be printed" are wrong for at least two ...


The normal way to acheive "full bleed" on A3 for example is to print on bigger paper such as A£+ or SRA3 & trim the white space off? Most decent laser printers and copiers will take these sizes, I sell Xerox kit and know that they do. I hope this helps? Regards Mike


Yes, CMYK results in a larger image size (it is one more channel for the file to contain), but it makes perfect sense to view the art in the same mode in which it will be printed. Adobe applications have the special "Print Preview" setting for documents for a reason. You need to speak with your printer about this. A lot of printers require CMYK to pass ...


There are a couple of scenarios to consider here, but the one immutable rule I have always gone by is that scanning 1200 dpi is sufficient for anything to be printed. That being said, there are a number of caveats... If the line art is straight black and white, no tints or colors, then scan the art as a 1200 dpi bitmap, meaning an indexed color palette of ...

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